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iqtu – Rollie Poley Years released

28Another release from the ever so loved II:

Rollie Poley Years is dedicated to days in preschool where finding and trapping small bugs was my primary occupation. Because of this, it is my most playful work, moving quickly over melodic ideas like a young child searching for worms in the dirt. The emphasis on lightly crunched distortion and heavily layered mono synths creates a game-oriented sound palette. The 9-song EP wraps into a 14-minute circle, ending with a very different version of the first track that leaves the listener with the taste of sparkling rainbows and happy clouds.

01 srs ending
02 mose
03 strategy5
04 ummies
05 nide righter
06 bugeyes
07 ans
08 dinosaur document
09 sparkling rainbow shit

Even though some of the tracks on  this album are arguably non-chip, you’ll find a lot of chip like elements and a general lo-fi atmosphere which is very likeable. Well worth a check out!

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Fortress of Baditude

The Winter II Records com is out and its a doozy. It features the following tracks:

01 Disasterpeace – Bird Season
02 ok ikumi – white plains 96
03 The J. Arthur Keenes Band – Stoic
04 Fighter X – Winter Death
05 Evil Wezil – Icebreaker
06 Zan-zan-zawa-veia – Khei-moni
07 Animal Style – Ancient Accumulator
08 µB – ice flower
09 iqtu – ice palace dub
10 Derris-Kharlan – Shiva
11 temp sound solutions – the last of all that lasts
12 failotron – hullamzoret
13 oxygenstar – the lazy gnome

On top of that is news of two hot commercial releases:

Spamtron – Never Say Die!

Blast off into Spamtron’s world of fast-paced robot action with Never Say Die!, an eighteen-track thrill ride full of spammy wonderment! Experience tracks never before heard in one beautifully presented package. Spamtron takes chip music to the next level. No n00bs!

Mommy Was An Asteroid – Morphballs 3″CD-R

wots space-punk speeding thru space to do? …the only musical instrument afforded in such tight quarters is the beloved 21st century gameboy micro of course, so have gameboy will travel and hear ye my musical love-poem to a broad 8n a spacesuit called Samus!